Building record MLI30497 - Conduit House, Market Place, Grantham


Conduit House, Market Place, Grantham

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PRN 30497 Conduit House is dated 1597, and is square with stepped buttresses at the angles, a crenellated parapet, and obelisks, and stands on the south west corner of the Market Place (SAM 66). The original conduit was a system built by the Greyfriars in c.1314. The underground lead pipes led from an intake house (said to have been demolished in 1979, but which is also recorded as being in ruins in 1987) which protected the spring three quarters of a mile west (1.2km). The sixteenth century system extended the conduit from the friary site to the Market Place. No trace remains of the original lead pipeline or the iron pipe which replaced it later on. It was the first public water supply to the town. It was a public water supply from 1597 until 1851, but continued in use as a drinking fountain possibly until the late nineteenth century. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {6}{7}{8}{9}{10}

Sources/Archives (11)

  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. GRANTHAM. SK 93 NW:5,1965, F.R.H..
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1872. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire (Third Edition). P 663.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Rev. B. Street. 1857. Historical Notes on Grantham and Grantham Church. p.51.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. VOL 2 P 217.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: A.J. White. 1979. PARISH FILE. GRANTHAM. GRANTHAM CONDUIT.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris, with Nicholas Antram. 1989. Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (Second Edition). page 321.
  •  Unpublished Document: Trueman, Michael. 2000. MPP Step 3 report: Water and Sewage Industries. Grantham parish file.
  •  Index: Department of the Environment. 1972. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 1146; 182.124; 8/70.
  •  Unpublished Document: A.J. White. 1979. GRANTHAM CONDUIT. LM Info SHeet No 9.
  •  Unpublished Document: The Institution of Civil Engineers. 1987. Sixteenth Century Urban Water Supply: Grantham Conduit. -.
  •  Report: South Kesteven District Council. 2009. Grantham Conservation Area Appraisal. Commercial Centre character area.



Grid reference Centred SK 91262 35922 (4m by 3m)

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Mar 11 2022 10:50AM


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